Boy, do I have some Tales to Tell...
I haven't had a proper vacation/holiday since Easter 2006.
I blog to have an outlet for some of my thoughts. I'm glad others do. I hope they continue to regardless of the number of hits they get.
I really admire people who can dance, take great pictures, or write humorously.
I can out-drink most people. I repeat, most.
I wish I went dancing more often. I sometimes miss going dancing every weekend.
What is the obsession with mediocrity? And why do we praise it?
Am not sure if the human race is worthy of continuing given the path we seem to be taking.
Why are there still people who insist on not eating carbohydrates?
I love power-walking in Central Park. I love it more when my husband is with me.
I hate flying. I need to take drugs to fly nowadays.
What is the point of living if you insist on being close-minded?
I miss my friend Kelsie. Sometimes a lot.
I'd be vegan except for the fact that I love pork.
The last Harry Potter book is so good. I should be done with it by tonight.
When I was a child, I wanted to either be Wonder Woman or Farrah Fawcett-Majors.
I have no patience for people who won't define their sexuality. Yawn.
I have ended every single post of mine, except one, with the word "Later."
To celebrate my "in-laws" 50th wedding anniversary, we are going on a Alaskan cruise where we get to see glaciers. Let me rephrase that. My "in-laws" are taking their two sons and their sons' families on an Alaskan cruise for their 50th wedding anniversary. We leave Saturday. We are spending three days in Seattle, five days on the cruise, and one more day in Seattle. Everything is paid for. I am very excited. Very excited to go on vacation. It's been a while for me.
I was checking out the weather in both Juneau and Seattle. Kinda cold. I signed up for a boat trip to an eagle preserve, a local tour of one of the ports, and a hike in Juneau. Hopefully, none of them will be to strenuous. I may just sit on the boat and read books. Naps will be had too. Plus my "in-laws" are a hoot. Especially when they drink. Can't wait. Later.
Sometimes, I have no faith in mankind. Sometimes, I think that mankind's extinction should happen. Sometimes, I worry it won't. Today was such a day.
This morning, at the store, we sold the latest "it" bag. For those of you who are not sure what I am talking about, try googling "I'm Not A Plastic Bag." People are going bananas over this bag that is supposed to be a substitute for using a plastic shopping bag. Almost all of the people purchasing the bag are not using it as a substitute. As a matter of fact, a whole lot of them want a plastic bag for each bag they purchase.
It's sad to me on several levels. I am not sure why my company, who claims to be very environmentally-aware, has chosen to feed into this hysteria. Not sure how selling thousands of canvas totes that will be used as purses helps the planet. We didn't make any money of any sales because we bought them at cost and sold them at cost. The only people truly making money are the people selling the bags on eBay. Which will need to be shipped via fossil fuel transportation. Before we got the bag, the hysteria surrounding it was well-known. Personally, we should have refused to feed into the stupidity of using what is meant to be a way of helping our planet as a status symbol. I am truly embarrassed that we have taken part in this stupidity.
It saddens me because people fought over these bags. Strangers going at it over a canvas tote. Which they probably will not be using. Could you imagine what we could accomplish if we put this much effort into electing our leaders? My friend Yolanda put it well: If we put this much effort into electing our leaders, we would all have a bag. I agree.
I am especially sad about a complaint we got before I left work today. Some regular customer has accused us of feeding into this insanity. Said customer was mad because we were selling these canvas totes to people who were not at all "green". Not sure how she knows they aren't but maybe the fact that these people left a massive mess of coffee cups and litter in their wake or maybe because they demanded a plastic bag to put their new canvas totes into. She was mad because we did something that she felt goes against what we preach. She has a point. She was especially mad because her and her girl were not able to get a bag. I wonder if she would have written the complaint if she did get a bag?
Hypocrisy seems to be fashionable lately. Later.
Sometimes I can't believe how much I can drink. Alcohol that is. This past weekend was quite the test. Let's just say I passed. Starting Thursday, I had at least a bottle of wine a day. Plus two to three cocktails on top of that. Plus a beer here and there. And it didn't help that I went to the grand opening of my friend's wine bar. Which was FABULOUS!!! Thanks to all that showed up to support a great friend. Later.
My friend Peggy just opened a wine bar in Brooklyn called Vin Rouge
. She is having a grand opening on Saturday, July 14th. It will be happening between 7:00pm and 10:00pm. I would love it if anyone who reads this blog would come. And bring your friends.
At this point, you may be asking why I am inviting people to a wine bar in Brooklyn. Well, I helped her put together the menu. And I may just be working that night to help her plate a lot of it.
Hope someone who reads this blog (besides Janice, hee hee) comes out that night. Later.
There was an article a couple of days ago in the NYTimes. It talked about America slowing becoming "green". It talks about how a part of American society is changing the way it consumes. They buy organic food, bedding, and clothing. They use compact fluorescent bulbs. They have hybrid cars. They use natural cleaning solutions. But, as much as this is a "good thing", they still consume a lot more than they should.
I have always wondered if people realize that despite their efforts to "be green", they still over-consume. Something as simple as buying the latest electronic gadget (especially when the one you currently have serves its function) is over-consuming. Do you always finish the water in your store-bought bottled water? Or do you leave with some at the bottom then send the rest to landfill? Or do you just turn on the tap for some refreshing water? Is your air-conditioning unit on much longer than it should be? Are you turning off lights you are not using? Do you really need that much organic food?
I applaud those who make the decision to buy sustainable agriculture. I applaud those who make the decision to recycle? I applaud those who look for ways to lessen our dependency on oil. I applaud those who cultivate gardens to help lessen carbon dioxide. I hope that more do. I just hope that someday, our society realizes that part of the effort of "going green" is to lessen the amount we consume. Later.